Andy Weir’s The Martian is next on my reading list!
I started using my mobile phone as a reading device not long ago, and it became a weekly-or-so ritual for me to browse iBooks to see which books are coming out or trending at the moment. Plus, for beginners, the end-of-the-year choices are actually an excellent guide to exploring new territories! Andy Weir’s The Martian was listed among the best science fiction novels of 2014.
Science fiction novels were not exactly easy to go for. My hitherto attempts to read through sci-fi novels had mostly been botched for it was simply too difficult to make sense of unfamiliar mechanisms in which unfamiliar items operate. I guess I was kind of allergic to them. Hyperreactive. Sort of.
Anyhow, I figured trying something new would do no harm – and, to be honest, the cover design is gorgeous. I won’t deny that I went ‘oh, this will look pretty on my shelf.’
What did I think? Well, I can’t be too sure for I am only a few chapters into the book, but so far so good! The narrative so far is evaluative and relatively calm given that Mark Watney is basically stranded on Mars with no means to return to Earth. I am under the impression that, if it further focuses on what happens inside his head and not on his hands, it would be an awesome read.
Has anyone read Andy Weir’s The Martian already? I would love to hear what you thought. I’ll make sure to share mine afterwards as well. 🙂